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Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

August 4, 2022

Green flag award for town park

East Staffordshire Borough Council and volunteers are celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for a park in Uttoxeter. Bramshall Road Park has been awarded the status along with Stapenhill Gardens in Burton. The award is an international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

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July 28, 2022

Queen’s Baton Relay visits East Staffordshire

A special ‘royal’ relay has come through East Staffordshire on it’s way to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tarting this week, Staffordshire played host to the iconic Queen’s Baton Relay last week.

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July 28, 2022

£1 million for regeneration in town centre

A council has agreed to allocate £1 million of Government funding to help regenerate a town centre. East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC), at it’s meeting yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 26), agreed to allocate £1 million of their share of the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund for use in Uttoxeter, and they also agreed to allocate £750,000 towards a new Village Enhancement Programme for the borough.

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July 21, 2022

Council leader sets out plans for town

A council leader has set out his plans for a town in East Staffordshire. Councillor George Allen, who lives in Uttoxeter, became leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) recently after the former leader councillor Duncan Goodfellow stepped down.

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July 21, 2022

Lions join forces for community event

Fundraising groups across the area have joined forces to host a special event for the community. More than 400 people were entertained at Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge recently, thanks to Lions Clubs across the area. The event provided a great day out for children with SEND and their families.

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July 14, 2022

Donations galore from Jubilee celebrations

More than £8,500 has been donated from cash raised at a royal themed celebration in East Staffordshire. A total of £8,552 was raised at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which was held at Uttoxeter Racecourse last month.

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July 14, 2022

Paintings are a blast from the past

An artist has produced a calendar of paintings reflecting on Cheadle in the past. Alan Fernihough has been producing paintings of Uttoxeter, Cheadle, Ashbourne, Rocester and Alton for a few years now – with the aim of giving those who view his creations a ‘blast from the past.'

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July 7, 2022

“Uttoxeter does not feature on wish list”

A councillor has raised concern that a bid for Government cash for East Staffordshire does not include any initiative for Uttoxeter. Uttoxeter Town councillor Rob Hawkins has contacted the Uttoxeter Echo to express his concerns that only Burton-on-Trent has been listed for potential improvements if the East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC)’s bid for Government Levelling Up Funding is successful.

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July 7, 2022

Plans put forward for new housing development

A planning application has been submitted for a 137 house residential development in East Staffordshire. The site address for this application is the Land to the West of Uttoxeter, Bramshall Meadows, A50 Bypass, Uttoxeter.

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June 30, 2022

Thieves target businesses

Police are warning retail workers and shoppers to be vigilant following an increase in reports of thieves targeting cashier tills at supermarkets across Staffordshire – including in Uttoxeter. The force is also appealing for witnesses after another business's safe got raided by thieves.

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June 24, 2022

“I feel that I am not being heard”

A Uttoxeter mum has raised concerns about repairs not being carried out at her Trent & Dove Housing property. Kelsey Clowes lives with her three young children in Uttoxeter.

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June 24, 2022

Man sentenced after drugs discovered

A man has been sentenced after officers discovered over £2,500 worth of drugs and £1,350 in cash in East Staffordshire. Jacob Brook, aged 28 of Ashleigh Drive in Uttoxeter, was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court on Wednesday, June 8, suspended for 24-months, after admitting possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

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